The Hatchery - Nursery
Hosted by Matthew
Matthew is the host.
3 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 bath
3 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 bath
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Ages 2 - 12
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Under 2
3 guests maximum. Infants don’t count toward the number of guests.
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Beach Lagoon Accommodation

The Hatchery is an old prawn farm set on the pristine and deserted Amatikulu lagoon just off the freeway. Tick it off your bucket list when exploring the KZN coast and game reserves.

The space

The Hatchery was a prawn breeding facility on a lagoon overlooking a deserted beach and nature reserve. It makes for a unique destination for any visitor to the North Coast. The facility has been "lightly" renovated - the end result is a unique blend of comfort and rustic cool. The hatchery is all about chilling out, letting loose, and reconnecting.

Chapel sleeps 2 on a unique pallet bed. It is situated slightly back from the frontline units(as far back as you can get at the hatchery). It does have a shared bathroom and the plumbing is original but we think you will enjoy... We hope you like what we've done and enjoy your experience here.

Interaction with guests

The friendly butlers are on site to help with local knowledge and assist wherever possible.

Other things to note

We are self catering; bringing your own supplies in is recommended. Low slung cars can scrape on the road in so leave the beemer at home for this one or take your time on the way in.


relax on the lagoon beaches or chill out in the gin tank or tonic pools overlooking the reserve, river, and sea
Hire a “prawnfeeder” to paddle across the lagoon
Forest trails
walking along the lagoons beaches
Zulublonde beer at the George Hotel in Eshowe.
The Amatikulu Nature reserve
kite boarding, windsurfing, or paddling
mountainbiking trails
swimming beach at Zinkwazi complete with Mahogany reef beach bar
princes grant or eshowe hills golf courses are a stones throw away

or if its just all too much
enjoy a long leisurely lunch at the shak

the butlers are available to assist, advise, and make your stay as comfortable as possible

Air conditioning
Free parking on premises

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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 double bed
Common spaces
1 single bed

House Rules
No smoking
Check in is anytime after 12PM (noon)
Check out by 10AM


Safety features
Fire extinguisher

1 night minimum stay

2 Reviews

Lucia User Profile
June 2017
This is a beautiful place. It is a delight to arrive at what looks like a deserted farm and then see all the detailed touches everywhere and the trendy decor. The Hatchery is self-catering and there is a shared kitchen. There are no shops nearby so make sure you have enough supplies.

Richard User Profile
November 2016
I would whole heartedly recommend a stay at the Hatchery, it's a hidden gem.

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KwaZulu-Natal, South AfricaJoined in May 2015
Matthew User Profile

Guy who likes to create amazing different experience and memories for travellers.

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